By @MichaelCaples –
USA Hockey announced the first 15 players to commit to the U.S. Men’s National Team for the upcoming IIHF World Championship, and seven of them are Michigan names.
The following players are going to represent the Red, White and Blue from May 5-21 in Cologne, Germany and Paris, France.
J.T. Compher – Colorado Avalanche – NTDP, Michigan alum
Andrew Copp – Winnipeg Jets – Ann Arbor native; NTDP, Michigan alum
Danny DeKeyser – Detroit Red Wings – Clay Township native; Western Michigan alum
Connor Hellebuyck – Winnipeg Jets – Commerce native
Jimmy Howard – Detroit Red Wings – NTDP alum
Dylan Larkin – Detroit Red Wings – Waterford native; NTDP, Michigan alum
Jacob Trouba – Winnipeg Jets – Rochester native; NTDP, Michigan alum
The team will be coached by a Michigan native, as well; Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill was named the head coach of the U.S. team on Tuesday.